CN freight train derails west of Terrace, B.C.

Train with empty coal cars goes off tracks between Terrace and Prince Rupert.

  • Dec. 15, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Rail traffic has been stopped after 11 empty coal cars heading eastbound between Terrace and Prince Rupert derailed about 70 miles (113 km) west of Terrace at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

There were no injuries, no dangerous goods involved and no environmental issues, said Kate Fenske, spokesperson for CN Rail late this afternoon.

Crews are on scene working to clear the tracks and will likely be working through this evening, she added.

Other rail traffic cannot move through the area and the cause remains under investigation, said Fenske.

Debbie Letawski at George Little House where the VIA Rail train is scheduled to stop tonight, said the train will stop here, and buses will take passengers to Prince Rupert.

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